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Alumni Center AGR Room

Join the College of Engineering for a special AI Speaker Series, featuring Melanie Mitchell, Professor at the Santa Fe Institute, who will present "The Future of Artificial Intelligence."

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AI is all around us — recognizing our faces in photos, transcribing our speech, constructing our news feeds, answering our questions, writing our essays, and much more. But rapidly improving AI is poised to play a much bigger role in all of our lives. In this lecture, Professor Mitchell will describe how current-day AI works, how “intelligent” it really is, and what our expectations — and concerns — about its near-term and long-term prospects should be.

Speaker Bio

Melanie Mitchell is Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Her current research focuses on conceptual abstraction and analogy-making in humans and AI systems. Melanie is the author or editor of six books and numerous scholarly papers in the fields of artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and complex systems. Her book Complexity: A Guided Tour (Oxford University Press) won the 2010 Phi Beta Kappa Science Book Award and was named by Amazon.com as one of the ten best science books of 2009. Her latest book, Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux), has been shortlisted for the 2023 Cosmos Prize for Scientific Writing.

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